Sex, sex, sex … and celebrity. Not all storytelling is about boarding schools, bloodsuckers and bow-slinging lady killers. In this adults-only night of fantastical tales, anything goes.
Four writers share a short piece of self-penned smut about a celebrity or fictional character in Erotic Fan Fiction – a crowd favourite and unstoppable cultural phenomenon.
Hosted by John Leary, with Angie Hart, Benjamin Law, Adam Richard and Briohny Doyle.
Angie Hart is a the kind of shy and retiring singer-songwriters that often gets mistaken for a snob. In her illustrious career, she has had the distinct privilege of cold-shouldering the likes of Madonna, Neil Finn and Carol King. Please don’t ask her about this. Tired of shoe-gazing, she now stares holes into carpets for a living.
John Leary’s extensive theatre credits include North by Northwest, Private Lives, His Girl Friday and Realism (MTC); All My Sons, White Guard and Julius Caesar (STC); Peter Pan, The Business, The Book of Everything, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Cloudstreet (Belvoir); The Dragon and White Rabbit Red Rabbit (Malthouse Theatre); Just Macbeth (Bell Shakespeare); and The Marriage of Figaro (Queensland Theatre Company). John’s film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean V, Red Dog and Where the Wild Things Are. Recent US and Australian television credits include The Good Place, No Activity, Glitch, The Letdown and Get Krack!n.
Briohny Doyle is a Melbourne based writer and academic. She has published work in Meanjin, Overland and the Age. Her debut novel The Island Will Sink (The Lifted Brow) was released to critical acclaim in 2016. Adult Fantasy, her first book of nonfiction, is forthcoming through Scribe this year.
She teaches at Deakin and RMIT universities, and is a 2017 Endeavour Award recipient – undertaking research fellowships at Yale and the University of California, Santa Cruz.
A stand-up comedian since 1997, Adam has performed all over Australia, Britain and the USA. He began his gossip queen career as Triple J’s Mister Bitch (2002/3) and has spent the last eight years as The Fabulous Adam Richard, part of Melbourne’s Number 1 FM breakfast team, the Matt and Jo Show on 101.9 Fox FM. In 2010 he also joined the breakfast teams on Adelaide’s SA.FM and Perth’s 92.9.
Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. He’s the author of the memoir The Family Law (2010), the travel book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012) – both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards – and the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101 (2017).
He also created and co-wrote three seasons of the award-winning SBS TV series The Family Law, and his sold-out debut play Torch the Place (Melbourne Theatre Company) ran February–March 2020.